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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Community Programs

Work BC - Employment Resource Centre

Operates a resource room, offering free access to computers, workshops, job postings and job search assistance. Job seekers can set up an appointment to meet with a Case Manager for one-to-one support with career, training and self-employment exploration as well as job search activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
101 - 155 Skinner Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E8
Phone: (250) 714-0085
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Employment

Wounds Canada

Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada. Dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve the health of Canadians at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.

Friends of the organization include health-care professionals and students, researchers, corporate supporters, government decision-makers, caregivers and, most importantly, patients.

CAWC is dedicated to a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to wound management and prevention to improve the health of Canadians. Our Association focuses our efforts in key areas:

CAWC Focus:
1. Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes
2. Public advocacy and education on how to prevent and manage wounds
3. Research to enhance understanding of effective wound management and prevention
4. Creating and nurturing partnerships to support the CAWC’s goals of improving patient outcomes
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Address / Contact Info
Canadian Association of Wound Care
PO Box 35569 York Mills Plaza
, North York, ON, M2L 2Y4
Phone: (416) 485-2292
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-710-2289
Web Links Website Email
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: Wound Care
Community Headings: Community Resource

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide

A guide to make sure you are prepared for any disaster.more info

Address / Contact Info
Your Emergency Preparedness guide
Toll-free: 1-800-622-6232
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Youth Against Violence

Call if you're in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others. Confidential and 24/7. If in immediate danger, call 911.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Toll-free: 1-800-680-4264
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Youth

Youth Employment Centre

Provides employment services to youth ages 16-30.more info

Address / Contact Info
290 Bastion Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-1989
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Employment

Youth Health Clinic

For youth up to age 25. Provides contraception counselling, pregnancy testing, with non-judgmental option counselling and referral, STI testing and treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
1665 Grant Avenue
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5K7
Phone: (250) 755-3345
Classification Tags
Topics: Women, Youth